Sept. 15 2016
"Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.” Those were the words spoken by General MacArthur aboard the U.S.S. Missouri on September 2, 1945, a ...
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Sept. 15 2016
Those may not have been the exact words of Ronald Emert Jr. after his boss confronted him recently, but the effect was the same. Emert had been working at Derby Landscaping Inc., in Pittsburgh, Pennsy ...
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Sept. 14 2016
Perhaps inspired by one too many comic book movies, a ‘water vigilante’ is shutting off water valves at night to combat the drought. The mysterious Sacramento, California resident sneaks onto prop ...
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Sept. 14 2016
When the Oregon Attorney General sued Al Sievers, owner of Al Sievers Sprinkler Service in Beaverton, the picture he painted was bleak. The suit accused Sievers of unlawful trade practice and the fina ...
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Sept. 13 2016
Much of central and southern New Hampshire is locked in drought conditions. The southeast corner of the state is suffering from “extreme drought.” As a result, local landscape companies have seen ...
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Sept. 13 2016
That was what Sonya Champion said of Officer Kevin Murphy with the Gaston County Police Department after he and his partner, Sergeant Bob Battle, paid a visit to her home near Mount Holly, North Carol ...
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Sept. 12 2016
While working for Bad Boy Mowers in Batesville Arkansas, Robert Foster invented and received the patent for “Independent Four-Wheel Vibration Damping System for Riding Mowers.” However, in Novembe ...
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Sept. 12 2016
In Collier County, Florida, commissioners are set to raise a special landscape tax to pay to beautify the plants trees and flowers found in road medians throughout the area. According to one such comm ...
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Sept. 10 2016
Christopher “Adam” Nichols, the owner of a Nassau County, Florida landscape and tree trimming business, died when a tree he was cutting down fell on top of him at a customer’s property. The tree ...
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Sept. 9 2016
A potentially fatal situation had a happy outcome when residents of Iron Mountain Lake, Missouri, came to the rescue of a man who was trapped under the overturned riding lawn mower he had been operati ...
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Sept. 8 2016
Officials in Haverstraw, New York, hired Castro Landscaping to maintain its ‘zombie’ homes. These are homes that are in limbo ownership, which typically means mortgage holders have left the proper ...
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Sept. 8 2016
Most landscapes are designed for daytime use and enjoyment. We imagine Saturday mornings spent playing catch on the lawn, or how a set of plantings might make an enclave for peaceful afternoon r ...
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Sept. 7 2016
An Oakdale, Minnesota man received five years’ probation and has been ordered to pay $1,500 restitution to the owner of a landscape company he allegedly convinced to cash a fraudulent check ...
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Sept. 7 2016
It happens in cities across the country every year. A rainy month or two comes along, and the grass grows at a ferocious pace, faster than a mowing crew has any hope of keeping up with. Contractors ha ...
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Sept. 6 2016
The severe, sustained drought and other factors have left tens of millions of dead and dying trees in the Sierra Nevada and North Coast forests in California. These trees are highly combustible, makin ...
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Sept. 6 2016
Heavy rains and extreme heat have made it a challenging year for landscape companies in New Jersey. The unusual weather pattern has made fungicides and crabgrass prevention less effective, leading to ...
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Sept. 5 2016
It’s not just your imagination; it is harder to find new hires this year, according to recently released market statistics. A report from the Labor Department that came out recently showed tha ...
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Sept. 5 2016
The owner of a landscape company in Novato, California, pleaded guilty to filing false tax returns. Marina Zuk, owner and operator of Growing Works, “willfully underreported” gross business receip ...
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Sept. 3 2016
The drought conditions in New England have gotten steadily worse over the course of the summer. Towns across Massachusetts have instituted water restrictions, some going as far as to limit outdoor irr ...
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Sept. 2 2016
Government officials in South Florida are warning that bromeliads–a popular spikey, brightly-foliaged plant in the region–can be breeding grounds for Aedes aegypti mosquitos, the most common carri ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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